Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of adults and children around the world, and continues to rise. It’s a serious disease that puts people at risk for serious consequences like heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and other complications. Part of managing this condition is knowing what foods pose a threat to blood sugar levels.
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For diabetics, the grocery store can become a minefield. A lot of seemingly “healthy” foods that are rich in vitamins are actually dangerous for spiking blood sugar, so the best things to do is get informed on what foods and ingredients to avoid. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list and while some of these may be somewhat surprising, others really shouldn’t be. Here are 12 foods that are bad for type 2 diabetes…
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1. Avoid Alcohol
Healthline says that people with diabetes should be “particularly cautious” when it comes to alcohol consumption, as alcohol can make complications from the disease worse by impacting liver function – particularly its role in regulating blood sugar.
The source also explains that alcohol can negatively interact with certain medications for diabetics. It suggests talking to your doctor about the best medication approach, even if you rarely drink alcoholic beverages.